What people are saying about The Cottontails ....


Refinery 29.com ( Style Magazine) article - 2015

"Music is really important to us — so we brought in a lot for the wedding! For live music, we booked The Cottontails — a local S.F. jazz band — they added such an amazing vibe to our outdoor cocktail party and people absolutely loved them."

The Bay Bridged - Todd Wanerman - 2011

"  ........We are ready to stop in at the historic Riptide to see what could be described, without (m)any accusations of hyperbole, as one of the best jazz bands in the world - The Cottontails. The Cottontails are the freewheeling, day-off super-group of several very busy local music titans: [...]  Our spotlight falls this month upon pianist and bandleader McIntosh. Scion of a San Francisco music family, McIntosh has contributed to the bedrock of our fertile musical community in ways too numerous to count, too weighty to measure. His solos can evoke everyone from Jelly Roll Morton to Herbie Hancock, and he is known to pound out liturgical music on the pump organ in his spare time. He epitomizes the pluck and spirit of The Cottontails - dogged, versatile, virtuosic; a light-fingered role player where called for, but a spine tingling soloist when he chooses."

The Owl Mag

"…special shout out to Karina Denike whose vocal prowess recalls traditional jazz chops with modern style, relevance, and soul."


Dear Karina and Band - Words cannot express how much we appreciate your incredible part in our special day -- it was truly the "over-the-top" wow! factor we had only ever dreamed of!  You added your talent and flooded our reception with musical magic!  Much gratitude and ALL our best, - Teresa and Amanda Peter